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    • Raphael
    • 10.01.10 | 23:37 (IST)

    1) Judeity (or being Jewish) elapses the recent concepts of of religion, nation or ethnicity forged in the Christian civilization. They do not capture the complexity of the Jewish identity. Thus, talking about ethnocracy about Israel is a total confusion of categories. 2) Not only discriminations between citizens and non-citizens does not disqualify any democracy but quite the opposite, this is of the its important prerogative. For instance, some Arabs are Israeli citizens, some others are not. The question is: why are these arab settlers still living in the heart of the historical Jewish land? Because of the absence of the type of discrimination imposed on French people at the hand of Algerian separatists in Algeria in the 60'. Jews in Israel should have done like the freesdom fighters in Algeria probably and send all the Arab settlers back home.

    from the article: Are Israel and apartheid South Africa really different?
    First published 01:09 04.01.10 | Last updated 13:47 04.01.10
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